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Burr W. Jones, American judge. member 48th Congress (1883-1885).

Background

Jones, Burr W. was born on March 9, 1846 in Evansville, Wisconsin, United States. Son of William and Sarah M. Jones.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin, 1870, Bachelor of Laws, 1871, A.M., 1874 (Doctor of Laws, 1916).

Career

1 daughter, Marion Burr (Mistress Walter M. Smith). Married second, Katharine I. MacDonald, 1908. Admitted to bar, 1871.

In practice at Madison, Wisconsin, until September 1920. District attorney, Dane County, Wisconsin, 1872-1876. Member 48th Congress (1883-1885).

Professor of law, University of Wisconsin, 1885-1915. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, 1921-1926. Chairman Democratic State Convention, 1892.

Delegate Democratic National (gold standard) Convention, Indianapolis, 1896. Chairman Wisconsin State Tax Commission, 1897-1898. President Wisconsin State Bar Association, 1908.

Chairman Dane County Legal Advisory Board in World War. Curator Wisconsin State History Society Author: Law of Evidence in Civil Cases, 1896, 2d edition., 1908, enlarged public in 5 vols., 1913, in 6 vols., 1926. Address: Madison, Wis.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Law of Evidence in Civil Cases, 1896, 2d edition., 1908, enlarged public in 5 vols., 1913, in 6 vols., 1926.

Membership

Member 48th Congress (1883-1885).

Connections

Married Olive L. Hoyt, December 1873 (died 1906).; married second, Katharine I. MacDonald, 1908.

father:
William Jones

mother:
Sarah M. Jones

spouses:
Olive L. Hoyt

Katharine I. MacDonald